windows Me crashed by bearware

  sunny staines 16:48 07 Oct 2005

Trying to help a friend he has Windows Me but not windows cd. downloaded some sort of music program called bearware or similar name. pc slowed right down to a crawl, he tried a restart but computer will not now start.

is there a way to get to safe mode or system restore using a boot disk?

or any other tips other than buying a windows cd and doing a clean install.

  Terry Brown 16:58 07 Oct 2005

can you access the system by the floppy boot disk?
If so you may be able to go to C drive and locate the windows exe file (possibly win.exe or somthing similar)and re-start your system from there, otherwise it is a case of hunting round (try click here for a win ME Cd.

It sounds as if he has a major Trogan /Virus infection, which will mean a complete format & re-build.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:05 07 Oct 2005

Boot with a win me boot floppy from htt://click here to a command propmt and type

scanreg /restore

to a date before the software was installed
remove floppy and reboot

  sunny staines 21:10 07 Oct 2005

thankyou all for the tips, the owner went back to the store to ask for a recovery disc and they fixed it for him.

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